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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

Books

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie is a young inventor who dreams of being an engineer, and begins working to make her great-great aunt's dream of flying come true.

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Books

How Raven Stole the Sun

A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. A greedy chief had the stars, moon, and sun locked up in carved boxes. Raven transformed himself into the chief's grandson and tricked him into opening the boxes and releasing the starlight, moonlight and the sun. When he gets trapped in the chief’s house, Raven’s only escape is through the small smoke hole at the top.

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Books

Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Night and Day

What makes the sun rise and set? Our planet is spinning in a universe of sun, moon, and stars. See how a day unfolds in one family’s backyard in this story of Earth and sun.

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Books

What Will Hatch?

What is more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? From a squiggly tadpole to fuzzy robin to a leathery platypus, this book shows eight different animals as they begin life.

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Books

The Empty Pot

A young boy in ancient China participates in a competition to become the next emperor by trying to grow a seed to make beautiful flowers.

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Books

The Curious Garden

A little boy tends a neglected garden, which grows to transform a city.

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Books

Drum City

One child's beat on a kettle becomes contagious, spreading throughout the neighbourhood.

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Books

A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds

Learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant's seeds and help to spread a plant's seeds to new places.

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Books

Who Will Plant a Tree?

Learn how many different kinds of animals, from ants to dolphins, help plants to disperse their seeds.

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Backgrounders

Inquiry Backgrounder

Inquiry is an approach to learning that engages our natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Bee House

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple bee house to provide a nest for solitary bees in a garden environment.

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Inquiry

Properties of Liquids and Solids

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, comparing & contrasting and predicting as they explore the properties of common liquids and solids.

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Inquiry

Plant Life Cycle

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing & contrasting, observing and communicating as they explore life cycles of familiar plants.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Tall Tower

Students will work collaboratively to design and build the tallest free-standing tower they can with the materials provided.

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Inquiry

Animal Adaptations

Students develop and apply the skills of collaboration and communication and the skills and processes of computational thinking to learn about ways in which animals are adapted to live in their environments.

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